Written Answers 25 to 29 January 2010

Written Answers 25 to 29 January 2010

Monday 25 January 2010 Driving Offences David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted of (a) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of the last two years. [312404] Paul Goggins: Table 1 gives the number of convictions for motoring offences causing death, while Table 2 gives convictions for careless driving (and […]

Work of the Committee in 2008 -2009

Work of the Committee in 2008 -2009

The Transport Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies. The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk. The Committee’s report on the Rail White Paper, […]

Written Answers 18 to 22 January 2010

Written Answers 18 to 22 January 2010

Monday 18 January 2010 Automatic Number Plate Recognition Bob Russell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with operators of motorway service areas on the installation of automatic plate registration number equipment; and if he will make a statement. [310618] Chris Mole: Operational issues affecting the management of a service area are the responsibility of the site operator and Government have not […]

EDM 600 – Cyclists' Safety and Heavy Goods Vehicles

EDM 600 – Cyclists' Safety and Heavy Goods Vehicles

Gwyn Prosser That this House is concerned about the disproportionate risk of deaths of cyclists that involve heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), in particular that seven out of the 12 cyclists’ deaths in London, all but one of them women, this year involved lorries; recognises the value in increasing levels of cycling to improve public health and reduce the impact on the natural and urban environment; notes that HGVs account for […]

EDM 522 – Network Rail and Maintenance Safety

EDM 522 – Network Rail and Maintenance Safety

Leech, John That this House asserts that there can be no compromise to safety in maintenance of the railways, including the adequate inspection and repair of track, signals, overhead lines and other rail infrastructure; notes Network Rail’s commitment to ensure safety in its programme of works; and calls on Network Rail to ensure that any changes to maintenance schedules to ensure efficiency in delivering necessary improvements do not compromise safety […]